The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced its 36th Annual Mid-Year Conference to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, August 13 - 16, 2011 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square.
The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience.
“As with all previous conferences, this conference has what appraisers need, what they desire, 2+ hours of Intense Workshops!” says NAJA Executive Director Gail Brett Levine, GG. “The last day of conference is even more desirable – ‘How to be a Dangerous Expert Witness!’ The four day conference is what every professional gemologist/appraiser needs!”
The daily programs are:
Saturday, August 13
Simultaneous Rotating Workshops
“Identifying Diamond Types and Synthetic Diamonds with CPF, DF and UV Light” - Dusan Simic, Gemologist
“Nobody Knows the Pearls I’ve Seen” - Eve Alfille
“Welcome to My Nightmare - A Useful Guide to Avoid Guessing How Jewelry is Made” - Arthur Skuratowicz, GJG
Sunday, August 14
“Circa Dating the Common Man’s Jewelry” - Fred C. Craig II, GG
“Cameos: Wearable Art - Relationship of Quality and Value” - Catherine S. Lee, GG
“Appraisal Challenge: Tools Available to Increase the Speed and Accuracy of Your Workflow” - John Colletta, GG
“How Jewelry Appraisals are Utilized in the Insurance Claims Space and What does the Future Look Like” - Kurt Artinger
Monday, August 15
Simultaneous Rotating Workshop
“Spectroscope: The Beauty of the Beast” - Jerrold Root, FGA
“Once I Was Lost and Now I Am Found!” - Gary Megel, GG, FGA
“Corundum Treatments and Pricing Workshop” - Cigdem Lule, PhD, GG, FGA
Tuesday, August 16
“How to Be a Dangerous Expert Witness” - James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq.